Knife Crime and Serious Violence

Do you know the facts?

  • Carrying a knife is illegal
  • Even if it’s for your own protection or for someone else, you will be arrested and prosecuted
  • Police can and will search anyone they believe is carrying a knife
  • Possession of a knife carries a prison sentence of up to four years, even if it's not used
  • If you stab somebody and they die, you could face a life sentence
  • Carrying a knife does not protect you
  • If you carry a knife you are much more likely to use it and to get stabbed yourself
  • Around 1/3 of knife-related injuries are caused by the victim’s own knife
  • There is no safe place to stab someone
  • A wound in the arm or leg can still be life-threatening
  • If a knife punctures an artery you can bleed to death within a minute

Click HERE to find out more about: Operation Sceptre Knife Crime campaign.